Labor shortage fueling automation

Labor shortage fueling automation

Maisch SPRINGFIELD — Lower-paying jobs appear to be bearing the brunt of a national trend in people quitting jobs for a better one.

“From the numbers, we know that a lot of people are changing jobs," said Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch. "But it’s definitely skewed toward lower hourly wages and especially the hospitality industry."

The result: industries with lower-paying jobs like hospitality are cutting hours, raising wages and getting creative to solve worker shortages, all while inflation rises at the fastest rate in decades, according to Maisch. “The market is really working the way it is […]

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